Tom Bashe is an associate broker at Coldwell Banker Residential, a full service Real Estate Brokerage specializing in Residential Real Estate Sales in Southern California. He began his career in real estate prior to graduating high school and was a licensed real estate agent before he received his high school diploma. In 2006, at the ripe old age of 21, Tom became one of the youngest Real Estate Brokers in the industry. In the 11 years since, his team has successfully sold hundreds of properties ranging in price from just over $50,000 to just under $5,000,000. He specializes in selling Single Family dwellings, condos, townhomes, multifamily dwellings, land and estates.
Some of the most dramatic ocean and city views can be found in the community of Mystic Hills in Laguna Beach, California. Located south of Laguna Canyon Road in the hillside landscape, homes in this neighborhood are highly desired for the location and architecture.
Mystic Hills is comprised of an array of styles like French Farmhouse, Contemporary, and Spanish. You’ll find a range that goes from contemporary to ultra design. Many of these homes date back to the early 1920s, and residents are constantly renovating because of the high market values. Some estates cover over 17,000 square feet of living space. Prices here are in the millions, and sometimes double digit millions, and there are no Home Owners Association dues. Residents enjoy being able to see the Pacific Ocean, the coastline, and Catalina Island outside their windows.
Mystic Hills is served by the Laguna Beach Unified School District, with highly ranked facilities such as Top of the World Elementary School, Thurston Middle School, and Laguna Beach High School. The city offers several private schools including Anneliese’s School, Montessori School of Laguna Beach, and St. Catherine of Siena Parish School. Higher education in this area includes the Laguna College of Art & Design (LCAD). The private college offers degrees in illustration, graphic design, painting and drawing, and game art.
The seaside resort city of Laguna Beach is popular for its artistic environment, scenic coves, and mild weather year round. The city’s main economic industry is tourism, with over three million visitors annually. There are many festivals, including the Festival of Arts, which gives local artists an opportunity to show their work. It began in the 1930s and has been a traditional event ever since. A counterculture alternative to this festival is the Sawdust Art Festival, which was established in 1965, and focuses on non-juried crafts. The Laguna Playhouse shows many stage productions for the Moulton Theater, and is the oldest of its kind on the west coast.
550 Blumont Street, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2356
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